Stories from the November 2012 SDJJ Edition

CAMP: A Camp for Every Jewish Child

by Debra Rubin, JTA

Blind camper’s case points up Jewish camps’ struggle to meet special needs

Vigilance, Valor, Victory

by Alanna Berman

The 3V Movement, started by three local high school boys, spreads across the county in an effort to stop bullying once and for all

Thankful for Entertainment

by Eileen Sondak

Winter Pops has evolved into City Lights, and it promises to be “hip, classy and cool.” See for yourself Nov. 9-10, when the Symphony presents “A Night at the Cotton Club: The Music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie.” The joint will be jumpin’ with a jazz pianist and vocals at this kick-off concert.


by Andrea Simantov

Happy with One’s Lot

SYNAGOGUE: Not Your Typical Chavurah

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Ohr Shalom’s Shabbat Kehillatit facilitates a large-scale gathering of friends for a family-friendly monthly service and dinner

Playing With Matches

by Jennifer Garstang

How to Create a Perfect Date (When Everything Goes Wrong)

CAMPS: No more helicopters

by Jason Miller

Parents find new benefit to Jewish camp: Freedom from themselves

Palm Springs

The Tolerance Education Center presents, “It’s No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl”

Musings From Mama

Life at 50

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Free Coffee

Thanksgiving Appetizers

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Try some unusual recipes to add Jewish flair to your Thanksgiving spread


by Gilead Sher, JTA

Steps Israel should take to control its destiny

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Why Are You Angry?


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Little Things

Surviving the First Years

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Pachie’s Place, a new program of JFS, guides new and expecting parents on the childrearing adventure

CAMP: Serious Fun Allowed

by Alanna Berman

Camp Jordan River Village is home to seriously ill children in Israel

Denial and Dysfunction

by Pat Launer

Veteran actor Trina Kaplan tackles a major role in ion theatre’s “The Little Flower of East Orange”

BOOK FAIR: The Many Reasons to READ

by SDJJ Staff

The 18th annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair brings to town authors who will make you laugh, cry, gasp, think and question what you believed to be true